During World War II on 03-11-1944 in Goor, Municipal Oosterhout, the Spitfire Mk lX B FN-P PL393 with the Norwegian Sergeant Tormod Bjerum Abrahamsen crashed.
The Spitfire was shelled by German artillery during an attack on German positions near the Markkanaal.
Sergeant Abrahamsen was killed and his body was buried in the cemetery in Den Hout.
After the Second World War, Sergeant Abrahamsen has been cremated in The Hague and his ashes were sent to Norway where it was buried in a family grave in Kristiansand.
In memory to Sergeant Abrahamsen at 03-05-2016 a memorial was unveiled in Oosterhout on the site of the crash.
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- Text: TracesOfWar.com
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- Werkgroep Luchtoorlog Oosterhout 1940-1945
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